New JIT to reinvestigate Baldia factory fire

KARACHI: Government has constituted a new Joint Investigation Team (JIT) to probe into 2012 Baldia factory fire that left over 260 workers dead in Karachi,

A report prepared and submitted in court by a previous JIT blamed Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) for the incident; however, the party denies its involvement.

Sources said the newly formed body would be headed by Additional IG, Khadim Hussain Bhatti, comprising Director FIA Shahid Hayat, DIG Mushtaq Mahar and officials from Rangers and security agencies.

Describing the incident’s enquiry a “very serious matter”, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, two days back, had promised reinvestigation. He vowed to bring the culprits to book for justice to victim families.